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Transition committee: Adeleke urges collation of Osun debt, assets profile

Ademola Adeleke

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Osun State Governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has tasked the newly-inaugurated Transition Committee to ascertain facts and figures about the general state of affairs of the State.

The 37-member Transition Committee was on Thursday inaugurated at Imole De Campaign house in Ogo-Oluwa area of Osogbo, the state capital.

Adeleke stated that his incoming administration would translate his electoral promises into reality in form of good governance across all sectors.

Turning to the committee, the governor-elect said, “I expect robust innovations and out of the box ideas on how best to hit the ground running by November.”

He urged them to find out the level of indebtedness of the state and Local Governments as well as the terms of repayment, adding that information on movable and immovable assets of the state government should be obtained.

According to him, part of the committee’s responsibilities include: “to examine the present structure of Government (numbers of commissioners, special advisers, special assistants, boards etc.) in Osun State and make appropriate recommendations to the Governor-elect.

“To critically examine and review all agreements, MOUs and other legal instruments entered into by the outgoing administration with contractors, consultants, banks, etc. and make appropriate recommendations.

“To examine the present structure, finance, effectiveness of local government in Osun State and make appropriate recommendations. To examine matters relating to state labour force, welfare, payment of salaries, pensions and gratuity.

“To propose actionable agenda for the new administration in the first 100 days, 1 year and subsequent years. To interface with the transition committee expected to be set up by the outgoing administration.

“To examine capital projects awarded by the outgoing administration with a view to ascertaining the stage of completion vis-a-vis amount paid. To review the current security architecture of the state and interface with relevant security agencies in order to ensure a seamless transition.”

Earlier in his remarks, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker chairman in Osun, Dr. Adekunle Akindele appreciated the supporters of the party for standing by their candidate.

Akindele who was represented by Barr. Niyi Owolade urged the committee members to responsibly and effectively carry out their duties for the development of the state.

In his response, the transition committee chairman, Dr. Muyiwa Oladimeji thanked the party for the privilege and pledged to dutifully carry out the laid down responsibilities.

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